Saturday, July 20, 2019

Saturday, 20th 6:30p.m.
Johnny Nally M/M
Monday 22nd July St. Mary Magdalene 9:30a.m. Mass
Tues 23rd July  10:00a.m. Mass St. Bridget of Sweden, Patron of Europe    
Wed 24th July 10:00a.m. Mass St. Declan            
Thurs 25th July 10:00a.m. Service St.  James, Apostle,   St.  Christopher            
Fri 26th July 8p.m. Mass Saints Joachim & Anne.    Parents of the BVM  Anniv Mass for  Brian & Josephine Kenny (Clondelara)
Saturday, July 27th 6:30p.m
6:30p.m. Kieran Hanniffy (Jnr) (Months Memory)
Sunday, 21st July   10:30a.m   Shared Mass
1)Thomas & Mary Murray (Drumraney) & Dec’d family members
2) Rose Daly & deceased family members
3) Requiem Mass of Annie (Birdie) Kelly, Clonfanlough Hill
  Sunday, 28th July   10:30a.m  Intention:People of the Parish         
CLUAIN CHIARAIN Next Mass Wed. July 24th at 7.30pm
RECENTLY DECEASED - Your prayers are requested for . Annie (Birdie) Kelly (Clonfanlough Hill)
Maureen Killeen (Chicago) wife of Jim Killeen, William Egan (Birr) formerly of Clonlyon buried Clonmacnois July 12
BAPTISM PREPARATION Next parents meeting in our pastoral area will be in the Parochial House, Ballinahowen, on Wed. 14th August 8-9p.m. Let your local priest know in advance if you intend to go.
PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA & LISBON - 9-16th Sept, 2019. Rev. Fr. Tony Gavin. 7 nights full board Santo Amaro Hotel. Cost €779p.p.s. Single supplement €175 (limited availability). Deposit €200 payable to Joe Walsh Tours. Contact Mrs. Anna Condron. Tel. 090-6482228 or 085-7700198.
COLLECTIONS Offertory July 14 €748  Shrine  €107 Thank you.

YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL August 15-18h at Clongowes Wood College, Co. Kildare. Age 16-35 Donation only. Transport arranged. See for details.
CLONMACNOIS CEMETERY CLEAN UP. ROUND 2 ! One load gone. Next Saturday 27th at 11am should see the remaining brush/stone debris gone. Help welcome.
WEST OFFALY TRAINING - Are running some great courses over the summer – Kids Irish Speaking Camp, 12th-16th August; Kids Computer Camp in Ferbane, 12th-16th August and Mucklagh 6th-9th August. Professional Photography through Smartphone TBC and Smartphone Training / Manual Handling / Abrasive Wheel Training (weekly). Call 057 9152003 to find out more.
ARK OF DIVINE MERCY - Will host a One Day Pilgrimage to God’s Cottage, Glendalough with Fr. Thady Doyle (Curate’s Diary) on Saturday 27th July. Bus stopping at B&Q Athlone, Bus Stop Moate Cost €20. Deposit of €10 secures your seat. Details from Kathleen O’Connor 087 6600190 or Paul Woods on 087 7828283 or
CLONFERT DIOC. PILGRIMAGE: to Lourdes from Aug 15th – 20th under leadership of Bishop John Kirby. Details: Society Travel (09) 9645350

 SHANNONBRIDGE TIDY TOWNS CLEAN UP Wednesdays 7p.m. All welcome
DOON / SHANNONBRIDGE GAA LOTTO  The winning numbers in last week’s lotto draw were 9, 18, 26, 29. No jackpot winner. Three match 3 winners. This week’s jackpot is €7,400 and the draw will be held in Doon on Monday 22nd July
CANDLE LIT CONCERT: Classic meets Irish on Saturday Aug 3rd @ 9p.m. in St. John the Baptist Church, Eyrecourt. Adm €10.
REEK SUNDAY  takes place on Sunday 28th July. Mass will be celebrated on the summit hourly from 8am to 2pm with Confessions available from 7.30am to 2pm.
                     OFFALY SPORTS PARTNERSHIP WALKING CHALLENGES - Continue in the Ferbane, Cloghan and Banagher areas for the 4 weeks of July. These are FREE EVENTS and are open to all members of the community, including children (must be accompanied by an adult). The walks take place in the following areas: Ferbane Business Park – Every Wednesday in July at 11.30am. Meet at the green in front of the Food Campus. Cloghan Lake – Every Thursday in July at 11.30am. Meet at the car park near the toilets. Banagher – every Friday in July at 11.00am. Meet at Crank House.

There are two types of hospitality: the hospitality of giving and the hospitality of presence. Both are important. Both are necessary. Martha in today’s Gospel is busy preparing a meal to welcome Jesus to her home. She is doing a beautiful deed. She represents the hospitality of giving. Mary, her sister, sits quietly and attentively at the feet of the Lord, listening to His words. She represents the hospitality of presence. Jesus commended Mary and assured her that she had ‘chosen the better part’. In so doing, He was not condemning Martha, but rather lauding the value of listening and silence in our everyday lives. Everything that’s created comes out of silence. God speaks most powerfully in the silence, but our world no longer hears Him because it is constantly speaking. He gets lost in the noise. The challenge then for all of us is to create ‘Mary moments’ in a ‘Martha world’. Creating moments of ‘non-doing’ each day is essential nourishment for the soul. Mary chose the better part

Clonmacnois Aug 3rd 7pm (Please note new location in Monastic Site as at Pattern)
Mullanakill Children’s Cemetery, Clonlyon Glebe  Mon August 5th @7pm
-Templeduff Children’s  Cemetery,  Cloniffeen Thursday , August 15th @ 6:30p.m
We ask those attending to bring a bottle of holy water so that  as a people we can ask God’s blessing on the resting places of our loved ones. Just as they blessed us by their lives -we can together as one people return that prayer to them.
   Shannonbridge:Sat 27 th July   @6:30 p.m.           
Servers Group 1 Emily D, Ruth Q, Grace F.
 Reader: FFionn Anderson
Euch. Minister Dympna Fitzpatrick
 Church Care:Eileen Quinn, Doly Deeley, Veronica Hynes
Clonfanlough:Sun 28th July  @10:30am
Server Group 1, Abigail K, Rory D, Grace D, Kate McC .
Reader: Alan/Leanne Devery Euch Min.:Ann Guinan
Church Care–  July Niamh Egan/Anne Rohan


 LOCAL LINK BACK  Saturday& Sunday
ROUTE 1 (Tullamore-Clonmacnois )  From Tullamore/Lough Boora  arriving Shannonbridge (Tourist Office) 10:00, 13:30hrs & 17:00hrs Clonmacnois  (Monastic Site) 10:15, 13:45hrs, 17:15hrs ..
From Clonmacnois/Shannonbridge to Tullamore  Leaving Clonmacnois 10:40, 14:15hrs, 17:35hrs,  via Shannonbridge  10:55, 14:30, 17:50hrs  Onwards to Tullamore via  Lough Boora
 “Quotable Quotes…  “Being British is about driving a German car to an Irish pub for a Belgian beer, then traveling home, grabbing an Indian curry or a Turkish kebab on the way, to sit on Swedish furniture and watch American shows on a Japanese TV.” -Rita Rudner. √ľ “You’re only young once, but you can be immature forever!” -George Deacon. “There are three kinds of people in this world: Those who can count… And those who can’t.” -Quentin Crisp. “You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.”- Albert Einstein.  “Whoever uses the phrase “Easy as taking candy from a baby,” has obviously never tried taking candy from a baby.” Anon.  “A lie will be half ways round the world before the truth has time to get its boots on!” -Theodore Roosevelt.



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